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CNN: Explosion in Gulf of Mexico; Fire erupts after blowout — ABC: “Major environmental threat may be unfolding” (VIDEO)

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NBC News, July 24, 2013 at 5:13a ET: Blaze erupts on Gulf of Mexico rig after natural gas blowout […] A fire erupted on drilling rig off the Louisiana coast that was surrounded by a “major cloud of gas” after it experienced a blowout, officials said late Tuesday. The blaze began about 10:50 p.m. local time (11:50 p.m. ET) […] around 55 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. […] The cause of the blaze was unknown early Wednesday. […] “A light sheen could be seen on the water one-half mile by 50 feet,” the BSEE said in a statement […]

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New study looks at planetary, social and economic impacts of increasingly perilous Arctic melting

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Permafrost on the northeastern side of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, an island in the arctic region between Norway and the North Pole. (Photo: Olafur Ingolfsson.)Warning that a dramatic “burp” or “pulse” of methane from beneath the fragile permafrost of the Arctic caused by continued global warming would set off a “climate catastrophe,” a new study says that the continued melting is also an economic “time bomb” that could cost the global economy $60 trillion.

Billions upon billions of tons of methane remain stored in the permafrost throughout the Arctic regions, but specific concern has been placed on the enormous reserves that sit locked beneath the East Siberian Arctic Shelf. Scientists have repeatedly warned that if these deposits—many frozen in the form of methane hydrates—were released, they would…

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Hercules Jackup Rig Ablaze in Gulf of Mexico

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Hercules 265 rig fire

Hercules 265 blowout fire, Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Photo taken from approx. 6 miles away, July 24, 2013. Photo (c) ElCapitan/gCaptain

Photo taken from approx. 6 miles away, July 24, 2013. Photo (c) ElCapitan/gCaptain

by Rob Almeida / gCaptain

Update:

A gCaptain source confirms that the well platform and the derrick on the jack-up rig have been destroyed due to the fire. The jack-up rig itself however is still standing. “The fire from the well is about as tall as the derrick would be if it were still standing,” our source noted.

In addition, a sheen on the ocean surface was reported a few miles to the north of the Hercules rig fire. It’s unclear however, whether or not the sheen and the blowout are related.

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RT: Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

Thank you for sharing this. So glad it is finally being reported on.this was a problem in the first Iraq war too-so manu US solduers died from it. I pray for sll thoseaffected. God can make even thesevhorrors somehow turn to good even if we cannot yet imagine it.thr cabal hurt so many bbut Love is alwsys stronger.